[ dahy-uh-jee-sis ]
/ ˌdaɪ əˈdʒi sɪs /
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noun, plural di·e·ge·ses [dahy-uh-jee-seez]. /ˌdaɪ əˈdʒi siz/. (in literature, film, etc.)
the telling of a story by a narrator who summarizes events in the plot and comments on the conversations, thoughts, etc., of the characters.
the sphere or world in which these narrated events and other elements occur.
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Origin of diegesis
First recorded in 1800–10; from Greek diēgēsis “a narrative,” derivative of diēgeisthai “to describe, narrate,” from dia- “passing through, thoroughly” (see dia-) + hēgeîsthai “to guide”
OTHER WORDS FROM diegesisdi·e·get·ic [dahy-uh-jet-ik], /ˌdaɪ əˈdʒɛt ɪk/, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for diegesis
A surgeon has bought the 'Diegesis', and tendered me half a sovereign to give him a private lecture to-morrow evening.The Battle of The Press|Theophila Carlile Campbell